When Ahgren started his subathon, he was already a really profitable streamer with over 1.5 million followers. He confronted criticism, then, for seemingly eager to line his already-packed pockets with much more money by using a method that’s extra widespread amongst smaller streamers. Since then, he’s walked a contradictory line, giving his marathon stream an occasion really feel in an apparent try and garner consideration (and subscriptions). However he’s additionally discouraged viewers from doing issues like spending their stimulus checks on him—and even going as far as to outright ban individuals who reward too many subscriptions in his chat.
Yesterday, he broke down the cash aspect of all this. Throughout his stream, Ahgren pulled up a spreadsheet displaying his complete subscription and donation-based earnings over 10 record-breaking days, wherein he turned the most-subscribed-to streamer on Twitch. The overall, based on present estimations, is $471,756.
“Nevertheless,” Ahgren started, “it’s not that simple. I don’t get to stroll away with all this cash as a result of there [are] issues in life that it’s a must to pay. That is named taxes. However even earlier than we get to taxes, we’ve to speak about my lower. As a result of Twitch takes away cash, so this isn’t all mine. That is partly Twitch’s.”
Twitch’s lower comes out to a hair over 35% as a result of Ahgren negotiated his present contract in 2020 earlier than he rose to his present degree of stardom. That already brings the avalanche of money careening towards his checking account right down to $304,260. That’s nonetheless an absurd sum of money! However then, Ahgren factored in a tough estimation of each federal and state taxes, which introduced him right down to $150,000.